Life line Outreach Ministries
23060 Scottswood Ct.
Elkhart, IN 46514
Dear Friends of Lifeline,
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read the enclosed 2013 news letter.
The mission of Lifeline is the Great Commission, set forth by the Lord Jesus Christ and
we do this in a variety of ways from the Bashor Children's Home Ministry to the Elkhart
County Jail Ministry, we evangelize and minister on the streets of our cities, we love
blessing folk and sharing Jesus during our annual Christmas Box Outreaches. Plus, in the
warm weather months we share Christ in a powerful way during our Block Party
In this current newsletter we will be highlighting some of our recent outreaches and let
me tell you, it has been incredible! The Bashor Ministry has been over and beyond what I
was anticipating. We recently had our first "one-eighty" event and most every student
attended. The altar call was amazing! And many signed up for a Bible Study that we will
be starting soon.
Also in this newsletter, we will be sharing how the Christmas Box Outreach turned out,
the neat things going on in the Elkhart County Jail Ministry, plus the great things God is
doing with us as we team up with the Teen Challenge here in Elkhart.
We do so appreciate your prayers and support of Life Line Outreach Ministries and for helping us
to fulfill the great commission of winning souls for Christ.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for holding us before the Lord as we seek
to share His love and grace with those who do not yet know Him.
Being light in a dark world,
Steve & Jodi Ignowski
Lifeline Outreach Directors
We at Life Line Outreach have been going into the Bashor Children's Home for several months now.
The Lord opened the door, last year, when South Bend Juvenile closed in July. That was when we had
the concert at Bashor with PS 150 and soon after that we started coming in on a twice a month schedule.
The mission at Bashor is simple, "love on the kids!" while we build relationships and interaction with
them. We play board games, we play basketball with the guys, and we even have been teaching guitar.
The whole reason for this relationship building is for God to tear down those walls that separate trust
and openness. So many of these young people have been hurt, and many have made poor decisions;
most have built so much separation around themselves, that it is even difficult to have a sixty second
conversation with them. But we know that nothing is impossible with God!
So that is our plan and strategy, if you will. And it's working, the guys are
opening up and we have had moments of good dialog and interaction. And as
we felt as progress was getting made we launched out to have a campus wide
meeting called the "180 event." At this event everyone at Bashor was invited
and we had some music, we ministered the Word of God, we shared some
testimonies and called the students up for prayer, to make a "180" move away
from sin and to move forward following Jesus.
It was a blast! ! We had some fun- we allowed one of the students to perform a
couple of songs. We also blessed the students with some awesome gifts. It was
a great time!
Pastor Scott Phenis, delivered a powerful
message to the students, sharing how God uses
the insignificant things to complete His will.
He shared the Bible account (John 6) on how
Jesus used a little lads insignificant lunch of
five loves and 2 fish to feed over five thousand
Pastor Scott went on exhorting the students
that even though they may feel insignificant,
they are precious and important to God and
how God can totally change a life if we come
to Him. Amen!
DANIEL & BREE
BRO. RENE & BRO. MICHAEL SHARING A BRIEF WORD
It was a powerful word and many students came forward for prayer. We're
excited! In fact, I am total overjoyed, because over twenty students signed
up for Bible study! Praise God! Please keep the Bashor students in prayer.
Please pray for the Lord to give us wisdom and His continued direction and
His plans at Bashor. Amen. Thank you!
OVER TWENTY STUDENT SIGNED UP FOR BIBLE STUDY
AS MANY STUDENTS CAME FORWARD
Abig shout Of "Praise God!" for our
new Life Line Generator/
Thank you God for this awesome tool for the ministry!
Also, a shout of "thanks!" to all the Life Line supporters!
Over the summer we finally were able to get our own
generator for all of our ministry events.
Since many of our outreaches are outdoors and we set up in
obscure places like empty lots, vacant fields, parking lots,
etc. the accessibility to electricity is almost nonexistent.
This unit will deliver all the electrical power we need for all
of our sound equipment and other items like the air pumps
that are required to constantly run to keep the bounce house
In the past we have been limited, always having to set up
close to an electricity outlet and then drag long extension
cords. Now, we can be more flexible setting up our
outreaches anywhere we wish. . .Well, almost anywhere
. . .lol. Again, we praise our God for His provision!
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It is an honor and a privilege to be connected with the North Central
Indiana Teen Challenge. I totally love the heart and vision of what Teen
Challenge is about, "discipleship" and "evangelism." David Wilkerson
founded the ministry in the late 1950's- it is now world wide and it is
impacting lives everywhere.
Late last year, God connected Life Line Outreach with this ministry here
in Elkhart, IN and it has been awesome! Many of the brothers here at TC
have been involved in helping and serving at our outreaches, either on the
streets or in the facilities and what is really neat about this, is that for
many of these guys it's their first experience in outreach and evangelism.
This gives them the opportunity to give back and to show the love of
Christ, that they themselves have experienced.
A big shout to the director of NCITC Andy Collins, and the staff at the
Elkhart Teen Challenge, they are making a difference in theses men's
lives as they teach, mentor and disciple these guys.
On December 7 th , 2012, it was an honor and a blessing for us at Life Line
to lead the Chapel Service at TC. In fact, we made a whole evening of it
by getting pizza for the guys before the service, we also, with the help of
my Pastor Jeff Cooper, and the worship team of Christ's Kingdom
Fellowship lead the pre-service prayer time and the worship time. It was
anointed and powerful! Then, I was able to share a message the Lord put
on my heart, about never turning back. Sharing what Jesus told us,
"Remember Lot's Wife!" The altar time was powerful, as several men
came forward for prayer and to seek God. God moved and touched lives!
FOUNDER DAVID WILKERSON
Teen Challenge is a 12-15 month Christian
rehabilitation program for men who are 18 years
and older. They deal with life controlling problems-
drugs and alcohol are the most predominate
issues. J esus and knowing Him is the key to the
program, which will bring a total life
transformation! The program has incredible
THE NIGHT STARTED WITH PIZZA!!
PASTOR JEFF LEADS PRE-SERVICE
CHRISTS KING DOM FELLOWSHIP LEAD A POWERFUL WORSHIP
GOD PUTA MESSAGE ON MY HEART ENTILED:
"REMEMBER IOTS WIFE!"
We concluded the evening with blessing each man at the
center with his own Christmas gift bag, filled with Christian
books, a cross necklace, some candy and commissary items.
All these guys are away from family, and many don't even
have family visiting them, so it was a blessing to give them
something for Christmas. We at Life Line say "thank you" to
those who partner with us and give financially. You all make
this possible, and we bless you for that in Jesus name! !
After we passed out the Christmas gift bags it was time for
some cake and fellowship! It was neat hanging out and
spending some time with the guys, talking to them and
encouraging them. I can assure you that God is doing a work
in many of these men's lives and I know tonight was a small
part of it. Amen!
Please keep TC in your prayers.
It was an incredible evening!
One of the purposes of this newsletter is to communicate with
you, our friends, what Life Line Outreach Ministries is doing to
fulfill the Great Commission. We strongly believe that this is our
mandate, to reach people for Jesus. Jesus said "Go into all the
world and preach the gospel to everyone." And we have a mission
field right here in the United States. I thank God for over seas
missions, but right here in our own homeland we are ripe for
revival. The USA is a mission field! I believe that God is not
done with America! People need Jesus right here in our
neighborhoods and in our cities; more and more young people are
in-different to the Gospel, the Church, and to God. It's sad! But I know there is hope-because with God all
things are possible! I believe that! Our Lord Jesus still saves , He still heals and He still delivers ! Amen!
Please prayerfully consider being a financial supporter to this ministry. I am not into making big appeals in
regards to asking for funds, nor will I result to gimmicks or guilt laden tactics. I'll just say this, "It takes all
of us to do our part- We are the body of Christ, we are in this together." Amen!
As you take the time to look at this newsletter you can see what we are all about and what we are doing to
reach people for Jesus. Please know that all funds given to this ministry will be used for soul winning and
helping the needy. Jodi and I have full-time jobs, we are workers, we believe in working. Our jobs, which
are a blessing from the Lord, are the financial means by which we pay our bills and put food on our table.
Please know that no funds given to Life Line Outreach Ministries will be used for anything other than
outreach, benevolence, soul winning and ministry. Please pray and if you would so desire to support Life
Line please see the information below. Thank you and God bless!
We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization
and your financial gifts are all tax deductible
LIFE LINE OUTREACH MINISTRIES
23060 Scottswood CT.
Elkhart, IN 46514
Step Out Of Ihe Boat
Article by Steve Ignowski
I love the Bible account of Peter stepping out of the boat,
because it speaks to me how we as mere humans can launch
out beyond the comfortable and normalcy. It speaks to me on
how just one word from the Lord- acted on in obedience, can
be impacting and life changing! Amen.
It's exciting to know that we don't have to be limited to those around us. We don't have to be boxed in by
those who allow lack of time, fear or something different- hold them back. So many church folk are on a cycle
of routine and normalcy. To put it simply, they are in a rut! But it doesn't have to be that way. No, we can
launch out and do great things for Jesus, beyond the common and beyond the average.
Paraphrasing the Bible account in Math 14: 22-33, Jesus sent his disciples into the boat to go ahead of Him to
the other side of the lake. After Jesus prayed He came to them, walking on the water! They became fearful and
terrified; they thought Jesus was a ghost. Jesus called out to them to take courage and be not afraid. It was then
that Peter replied back to Jesus and asked Him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water."
then Jesus spoke back, "Come." So Peter stepped out in obedience of the Word, toward Jesus walking on the
Yeah, I know, Peter seen the wind and waves he became fearful and started to sink. But remember this,
immediately Jesus reached out to Peter and saved him from drowning. ( I like that word "immediately.")
Please remember this, when we step out in obedience to the Word of the Lord, God has our back. Amen. He is
watching over us, He is right there with us. That is reassuring to me; it gives me the added courage knowing
He is always there to help us- We need to always remember that. Praise you Jesus!
I'm sure the other disciples reminded Peter how foolish he looked by almost drowning. I bet they also brought
to his attention that he was fearful and took his eyes off of Jesus. I'm sure a couple of them even took him
aside and rebuked him for even stepping out in the first place. They probably said something like, "Peter, see
what happens when you go against the norm? You need to stay in this boat like the rest of us." - "Just follow
what we do Peter and you'll be OK?" .... Really? I say "no way!"
I commend Peter for stepping out of the norm and the complacency of religion. I salute his effort of stepping
away from cliques' and tradition of men that hold so many of us back that we end up doing absolutely nothing
for the kingdom of God! I thank you Peter, for showing us that "we walk by faith, not by sight!". Thank you
Peter, for being an example, that without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must
believe that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him!" Amen.
Let's launch out this year for souls! Let's launch out to advance the Kingdom! Let's launch out past the norm
and mundane of religiosity! Amen! As we move into 2013 let us remember the example that Peter gave us and
Let us "step out of the boat."
OUTREACH UPQATE M
God lead us to nine families who we knew were in a very
needy situation. Many of the families we connected with
were either working temporary day labor jobs, or they were
unemployed. In fact one of the families we were able to help
was a single mother with four children. Things have been
really rough for her lately, as she was recently homeless for
a short time. She was so appreciative to receive a Christmas
box with food and presents for her kids. It was such a
blessing helping her, sharing Jesus with her, and praying
The one nice thing about this years outreach was the
intimacy we had with each family we blessed. By having a
scheduled time that we arrived, this allowed us to fellowship
with the families. We shared and they shared. We testified
and exhorted the awesomeness of our God- Jesus! We
laughed, we cried, we hugged. Words in some way can't
describe how the day went, especially in light of the
Connecticut massacre, which happened the day before this
outreach. People are emotional and many of the families we
talked to are fearful. So it was a blessing to minister Jesus
with everyone, because it is only through Jesus that people
can receive true peace! He is the Prince of Peace! Amen. It
was a blessing to offer comfort to the families as we prayed
for the Lord's protection over each family member,
including their children.
A BIG SHOUT TO AL SABIN
FOR HELPNG ME MINISTER
Each Christmas Box Was
loaded to the top... Including
a 5 LB Canned Ham
Some awesome fruitfrom today's outreach:
We were able to pray for Nikki and her Mother as
they called out to the Lord for forgiveness and
Also, a man named Mike, who I work with, he is
struggling financially. He was one of the nine
families, he cried out to Jesus this day to forgive him
of his sins. Amen!
A shout of thanks to all who partnered with us in
prayer and finances!
Mike (pictured with his
Dad) cried out to J esus
Nine needy families were blessed and encouraged today!
Nikki and her Mother called
out to J esus today!
It's been one full year that Life Line Outreach
Ministries has been going into the Elkhart County Jail,
and I can personally tell you that it is a complete
blessing and it is going awesome! ! What a privilege it
is to go into the jail and minister to the guys!
We have built some awesome relationships with the
guys. Many of them are waiting on sentencing with
the courts, or they are waiting to go to a state facility
and during these waiting times, which might take up to
6-18 months, many of the guys come on a regular
basis, which is powerful as it allows them to
be discipled and experience the Lord and grow in the
things of God!
WE MEET IN A CLASS ROOM FOR
LIFE LINE GOES INTO THE
ELKHART COUNTY J AIL TWICE A
By building an accord and building relationships with
the guys, and teaching them the Word, this has
allowed the group that attends to grow. The men are
encouraged to minister to the new inmates in their cell
blocks and to have them sign up to come to our
Thursday night meetings. Amen.
One of things we share with these guys once we know
that they have a relationship with Jesus, is that they
can be used by God right now, right where they are at,
even in their jail cells. Amen! Many of these guys are
on fire for the Lord, as they have truly experienced a
living Savior! This is an encouragement to them to
know that God will work through them right now.
ELKHART COUNTY J AIL
The way the Lord directed me to lead the ministry at
the jail was to start with Praise and Worship. And
since it's not allowed to bring instruments and a band
into the jail, we do the next best thing; we bring in
DVD recordings of live anointed worship. Each room
has a TV/DVD, so this allows us to praise and worship
God together. Music is powerful and it is spiritual; it
sets the atmosphere for the meeting
We always allow the Spirit of God to have His way
during the service. After the praise and worship we get
into the Word and teach & preach the messages God
has laid on our hearts. We also make opportunity for
the men to testify and share prayer requests. And being
lead by the Spirit, we minister one on one sharing
more personal with the guys. We always offer
opportunity for the men to get right with the Lord and
with the group growing, it seems like every week new
men are coming in, we have seen many men call out
unto Jesus for salvation.
God is doing some great things in the Elkhart county
Jail. Please keep the jail ministry in your prayers.
1 PART OF THE
LIFE LINE OUTREACH J AIL
WORSHIP SETS THE
ATMOSPHERE FOR THE
MARCH 15TH \
Life Line Outreach Ministries is having an
Information/Fellowship Meeting on March 16 th , 2013 at
our home, 23060 Scottswood Ct. Elkhart, IN 46514
We will be covering in detail, areas of the Block
Party Outreaches that start in May. Some of the
areas of discussion will be: target locations, the dates
and times of the events, the goal of these outreaches,
the description of each service position and
positioning people where they are gifted. We will
answer questions, sharing prayer needs, and more.
We will be providing a meal, so we will have some
good eats, plus this will be a great time for all of us
to build some camaraderie with each other. It is
going to be a great time! We would love for all of
those who are involved in Life Line Outreach in any
capacity to please attend this meeting. We would
also like to use this meeting as a way to introduce
new people to the Life Line Outreaches. If you know
anyone who has a heart for souls and evangelism-
please invite them to this meeting.
Hope to see you March 16
Thank you for taking the time to read and look over
this news-letter. Please keep Life Line Outreach
Ministries in your prayers. Please pray about being
apart of this years outreaches by coming to the
March 16 th meeting.
We love you all! ! God bless you,
Steve & Jodi Ignowski
Life Line Outreach Founders/Directors
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